I am so excited to be part of the cover reveal for David Estes newest book. I am really thankful that I already got the chance to read this book, so I will also share my review with you. Here is the cover for Fire Country:
I think the cover really fits the story and it is really stunning! I like the fact that even though there is a cover model on the cover we don’t get to see her face. The background really looks awesome and it fits my impression of how the world looks perfectly.
A bit more information about this book:
Title: Fire Country (Country Saga #1)
Author: David Estes
Release Date: February 1st, 2013
Goodreads TBR: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16160701-fire-country
Cover Artist: Regina Wamba
About the Author:
David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. He grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children’s and YA markets in 2010. He´s a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table
I got a copy from the author to beta read
In a changed world where the sky bleeds red, winter is hotter than hell and full of sandstorms, and summer’s even hotter with raging fires that roam the desert-like country, the Heaters manage to survive, barely.
Due to toxic air, life expectancies are so low the only way the tribe can survive is by forcing women to procreate when they turn sixteen and every three years thereafter. It is their duty as Bearers.
Fifteen-year-old Siena is a Youngling, soon to be a Bearer, when she starts hearing rumors of another tribe of all women, called the Wild Ones. They are known to kidnap Youngling girls before the Call, the ceremony in which Bearers are given a husband with whom to bear children with.
As the desert sands run out on her life’s hourglass, Siena must uncover the truth about the Wild Ones while untangling the web of lies and deceit her father has masterfully spun.
I have written this review after finishing my beta read of this book. So it is entirely possible that the finished copy of this book is even better.
I had high expectations for this book, but the book was even better than I expected. It has that dystopia feel to it, even more than the dwellers series did. The story is awesome, original, fast paced and I just couldn’t stop reading it!
The story is great, it start off as a great dystopia book already, but it so much more. I love reading Siena’s story, she is an awesome main character and even though she isn’t perfect she is strong inside. I loved reading about the world in which she lived and about everything that happened. There were moments where I thought “no this can’t be happening”, I was surprised so often by all the twist and turns that I didn’t know what to expect anymore.
Siena is an awesome main character, she has so many flaws, but it is also obvious she is strong inside. I loved that she wasn’t perfect and had her own flaws and her own strengths. She felt like a real person. Some of the side characters also were really thought out, I loved getting to know Circ, Lara and the other characters. Although I do think that some characters motivations weren’t as clear.
The world building is awesome, David Estes created an awesome world in this book and even the little details are thought out. I would almost believe this world really exist. The world is thought out and I loved every piece of information I got about it and wanted to know even more about it. I really liked the fact the different language and word the people used, the words were chosen well and most of the times I immediately understood what the word meant, although I did had some problems figuring out the meaning of one or two words. There is also much about the world we still didn’t know and I want to know more about it, but I guess that means there is still space to learn more about the world in the next books in this series.
To conclude: the fire country surpassed my expectations, the story was awesome, I love the characters and the world building was done so well. I just want to read more and can’t wait to read the next book in this series.
So what do you think of the cover? Does this book sounds like something you would read?